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Joseph (#46929160)
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Ogelrode/Oeckenrait/Okenrod/Oggenrait/Erkenrode/Everkrothe/
Everekrothe/Erkenroide/Erkenrode/Erkenrode/Erkenrodhe/Erkrad/Erckraidt/Erckrat(h)Eckeroit/Eckrodt/Eckroat/Eckroth/Eickeroddt/Eickrodt
Erkerode/ Die Endung -rode deutet auf einen Hof auf gerodetem Land)
/Egroth/Eckroth/Eggerode/Eggenrodde/Eckerott/
Eckerodt/Ekroht/Eckrote/Eckroade/Eckroate/
Eccorod/Eckenrode/Eckenroth/Eckraet/Ickenroth/
Ickerodt/Ickeroth/Eickenroth/Eckrode/Eckroad/
Averoth/ Ex Olhrod. Family

Origin of Family: Lotharingia / Germany
Suggestions would be: Latin "Ogelrode", Eckenroth Bad Kreutznach, NRW Eggerode, Billerbeck, Koblenz, Coblenz, Kowelenz, Coblentz, Koblenz Niederberg areas. There are
also areas near Duesseldorf just east Erkrath.

Please note: Endung -rath oder -rot/-rode or -roth does not matter.

Haus Bavier: (in alten Quellen auch Buer, Buir oder Buyr)
Das Haus erscheint erstmals als fränkischer Adelshof Erkerode im Jahr 1147. 1189 erscheint es als Wasserburg und Rittersitz von Daniel de Erkerode. 1221 wird ein Konrad von Erkrath (Erkerohde) erwähnt. Seine Mutter war eine Schwester des Edelherrn Heinrich von Denn (Danne).[1] 1367 erscheint das Haus als Sitz eines Ritters von Schönrath. Sources: Haus Bavier Wilkipedia de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haus_Bavier



Eckenroth is located between Bad Kreuznach and Simmern. It is one of the smallest village located in the Stromberg area.

In the Stromberger Census (Stromberger Zinsbuch) books you can see the family listed names as "Ockenrait" and "Oeckenrod".

Die Herren von Erkenrode waren vermutlich auch
die Bauherren und ersten Patronatsherren der
Katholischen Pfarrkirche.

Erkrad, Erckraidt oder Erckrat(h)
3 weitere Namesnstraeger: de Erkenrode de Erkenrodhe genannt.

There are three old names I am aware of:
Bernerus de Everkrothe
Siegebertus de Everekrothe
Daniel de Erkerode

It is thought that in the 12th century the town "Eggerode" in North Rhein Westphalia was founded by a Knight from "Eckenroth" of Bad Kreuznach also with the help from the Stryck family of Switzerland. The town of Eckenroth in Badkreuznach, RL-Pfalz, Germany. The town had a religious Catholic background that taught relgious education by Swiss Catholic Clergymen.

In the 17th century you see the family living near Eggerode Germany in Billerbeck, Coesfeld, Bork and the Schoeppingen area.

Families left from Rotterdam, Nederlande

Settled in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the area of the Blue Moutains near the Kings Highway near Steinsville, PA. AKA: Indian trail=Kings highway in Lynn township, Lehigh, Co., PA.

Our family was visited by Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest "Father Theodore Schneider" and also mentioned in the Goshenhoppen Records by sacraments performed at the house and at Asperum Collem or Spitzenberg in Albany township, Berks, Co., PA.

Parts of the Eckroth farm were sold to the Donat family and were later known as the Donat Farm.
My 1st generation Grandfather was killed by an Indian while plowing the field. He had his daughter with him but she had managed to escape the attack. (I don't know which daughter escaped) My uncle mentioned to me about a Indian attack in our family but would not confirm which side. He mentioned that the head had been put on a fence post. I could not get any other information but I'll try my other uncles to get what I can at a later date.

Family farm located in Lehigh Co., PA "Lynn township" Other family lines that are known to me are: Lutz, Eck, Kuhn, Henrich/Henry, Neier/Nauer, Schlosser and many others.

My family line moved to Stark Co., Ohio then to Nebraska and into Oklahoma.

Johnan/Joan/John Diet. Eckrodt and Anna Margaretha (Geddinck)....(This is the current thought of mine anyway).

George Eckroth/Eckroat and Anna Maria (Nauer/Neier) Note of interest: George's children were taken into guardianship by David Zehner, since most of George's children were under age when George Eckroth died. The Oswald family also had an interst in obtaining guardianship for the children under age 14 but in the end it was the Zehner family. David Zehner's wife was Elizabeth Henrich born March 11th 1770 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co, PA. After George's death, Anna Mary/Maria Neier married Christian Henrich Jr.

Daniel Eckroad and Rebecca (Eckerott/Eckenroth)
(Yes, He married his cousin...so did his brother)

Jacob D. Eckroate and Barbara (Kleis)

John Ananias Eckroat and Mary Catharine (Baechler)

William M. Eckroat Sr. and Mary Alice (Hall)

William M. Eckroat Jr. and Kathryn (Kloiber)

William M. Eckroat III. and Gayle (Gasper)

I got an email from a guy in Eggerode Germany and he mentioned to me that one time they use to have these shooting matches and people would come from all around Germany and Switzerland and that something went terribly wrong, (Gun powder?), one year and people were killed and the town Priest put an end to these shooting matches... I've always wondered if part of the Jacob Egg/Eck family of Switzerland came to these matches. Jacob Egg/Eck was a gun maker. I have no other information. I also heard about the Stryck family having some interest in Eggerode Germany.

Ovid E. Eckroate wrote some information about the Eckroate family in which tells this story:

"An interesting story survives for the Eckroate ancestry. It seems there were three Eckroate brothers being pursued by Indians alone the river. (What river? perhaps the Ohio). Two of the brothers were caught and killed. The remaining brother escaped by hiding in the roots of a tree. It is from this surviving brother that the Eckroate lineage supposedly descended. The Eckroates that settled in Ohio were supposed to have come from Pennsylvania." (Ovid E Eckroate 9 March 1990.)

Research shows us that the family is Roman Catholic but in those days very few Parishes were set up in the area. (Mass houses were mostly used) In some other cases protestants would call upon a visiting Catholic Priest to administer Sacraments, even protestants themselves would request Sacraments of the Church. I have also noticed that they may have gone to the German reformed Church and part of the family has gone to the Zion Reform and Friedens.


Update note: The Friedenskirche was allowed to share the Roman Catholic Church at St. Michael's in Koblenz Germany Rhein-Hunsrueck


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Carol Eberts
Catharine Adam
Borntrager was my grandmothers maiden name and that's the way she spelled it and you're right about the different dialects. Anyway thanks again for the information, I've been looking for Catharine for a very long time.
Added by Carol Eberts on Oct 20, 2016 10:31 PM
Carol Eberts
Catharine Adam
Thank you for the information you posted on Catharine Bautrager Adam. I am sure she is the sister of John Nicholas Borntrager, my 2nd great grandfather. Is Bautrager how her named is spelled in church records?
Added by Carol Eberts on Oct 20, 2016 12:56 PM
Vicki Crist
John Kuhn
Thank you for the info. My line is my maternal side, 5th g.grandfthr. The confusion is the John and Catherine Reuter Kuhn married 12/28/1756 at the Mertz Church, Berks PA.; John and Catherine Eckenroth Kuhn married 1/18/1767 and John and Catherine Eysenhutt married 10/9/1770 married at St Pauls Roman Catholic Church in Berks, PA. The baptism records for the St Pauls Church are very clear. The info clearly states Kuntz. For the Kuhn line the name is either Kuhn, Kuns or Kuhns. Could any of these be from the Kuhn/Reuter marriage? If not, then the Kuhn/Eckenrode marriage had 14 children.
"Digging for the Truth" Vicki
Added by Vicki Crist on Oct 01, 2016 11:36 AM
Vicki Crist
John Kuhn
Thank you for the info. My line is my maternal side, 5th g.grandfthr. The confusion is the John and Catherine Reuter Kuhn married 12/28/1756 at the Mertz Church, Berks PA.; John and Catherine Eckenroth Kuhn married 1/18/1767 and John and Catherine Eysenhutt married 10/9/1770 married at St Pauls Roman Catholic Church in Berks, PA. The baptism records for the St Pauls Church are very clear. The info clearly states Kuntz. For the Kuhn line the name is either Kuhn, Kuns or Kuhns. Could any of these be from the Kuhn/Reuter marriage? If not, then the Kuhn/Eckenrode marriage had 14 children.
"Digging for the Truth" Vicki
Added by Vicki Crist on Oct 01, 2016 11:33 AM
Laurel
Pope's blessing
Hi Joseph,

Thank you for posting a copy of the Pope's blessing to Andreas Greth. I was wondering if you have any more information about this document. I have been research the Greth family for years and would love to know where exactly they came from--Lotharingia was a huge territory, as you mention. Have you ever researched any of the other names on the list? Do you think Andreas went to Rome on behalf of the other 25 people to seek the Pope's blessing on their upcoming voyage to America? Thanks for any further details you can provide.

Laurel
Added by Laurel on Sep 24, 2016 5:40 PM
Sue McGraw Robertson
Eckenrode family
Hi Joseph - I just wanted to add my thanks for all the Eckenrode information and documentation that you have posted on Find a Grave. My husbands line comes down to Mary Ann Eckenrode who married Solomon Taylor. Sue

Added by Sue McGraw Robertson on Jun 21, 2016 8:34 PM
maryiscontrary
John W Eckenrode Find A Grave Memorial# 63823970
Hello,

Would you please change his middle name to Washington? William was NOT his middle name. It has been confusing for some due to the fact that his son John William is called John W. Eckenrode, Jr.

It can be confusing but I would really appreciate it if you could change his name to correctly reflect it.

Thank you.
Added by maryiscontrary on May 06, 2016 7:32 PM
Mary Pinto Kahler
#85133013 Gibson/Schmitt
Thank you so much for the information on Find A Grave! I am confused about the information on Gibson/Schmitt they were not married at all or had children together single?
Added by Mary Pinto Kahler on Mar 20, 2016 9:44 AM
Kenneth Schaeffer
Simon Adam or Simon Adams
I just found that you created two memorials for the same person. One as Simon Adam and the other as Simon Adams. Both 1804-1868.
Added by Kenneth Schaeffer on Feb 11, 2016 9:14 AM
Bonnie.Stengel.Schantz
Miller-Stengel-Witman

I notice you state Francis Xavier Stengel was the husband of a "Susan Witman" as well as Elizabeth Kehs Miller-Stengel. I can't seem to find anything to prove this relationship. May I ask (if you remember)how you came about the name "Susan Witman" as his wife? Memorial# 40955273 @ Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery,Bally,Berks County,Pennsylvania,USA
I am a GG-Grand-daughter to Francis Xavier Stengel.
Thank you for any response.

Added by Bonnie.Stengel.Schantz on Jan 05, 2016 6:09 AM
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